Louisiana Eats!
4:29 pm
Wed June 30, 2010

Chef Susan Spicer and Cold Smoking

From Lolis Eric Elie's Smokestack Lightening

2 cups sugar
  1/4 cup seasoned salt
1/4 cup celery salt
1/4 cup garlic salt
1/4 cup onion salt
1/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup chili seasoning
6 tablespoons ground black pepper
4 tablespoons ground white pepper
4 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons ground cloves
 1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon marjoram
 1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground coriander

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Where Y'Eat
1:23 am
Thu June 24, 2010

Gulf Seafood: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

As fishing closures idle oyster boats near Grand Isle, La., many worry about the long-term impacts of BP's oil disaster on local fisheries.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –

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Louisiana Eats!
5:04 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

All About Red Beans

Buster Holmes World Famous Red Beans and Rice (Serves 6 - 8)

1 lb. red beans
1 lb. smoked ham hock
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
1 stick margarine

Pick through beans to remove any rocks. Wash beans and cover with water. Add onion, bell pepper, ham hock and garlic. Cook on slow fire till done (about 2 hours). Add salt, pepper and margarine and cook five minutes. Serve on rice with Louisiana hot sauce and French bread and butter.

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Where Y'Eat
2:03 am
Thu June 17, 2010

"The New West End" in Frenier

Frenier, La., a tiny village on the western shore of Lake Pontchartrain where local seafood is the thing.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
Local seafood plays a role in all kinds of things besides recipes in Louisiana, a relationship that helps explain some of the deep dread that sprang up as the BP oil disaster imperils it.

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Louisiana Eats!
2:19 pm
Wed June 16, 2010

Time to Celebrate Father's Day

Poppy's "From Scratch" Chicken Stew and Dumplings (Serves 6 - 8)

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
Flour for dredging
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 chopped onion
1 chopped bellpepper
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 bottle of beer and 1 cups chicken stock or water
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. thyme
1 bay leaf
2 T hot sauce
Salt, cayenne and black pepper to taste
1 bunch thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

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Where Y'Eat
12:23 pm
Thu June 10, 2010

Festivals Ripe with Seafood & Tomatoes

Local Louisiana tomatoes, known as Creole tomatoes, are now coming into their seasonal glory.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
Louisiana food festivals are often pegged to their calendar dates for good reasons, like seasonal freshness or cultural tradition. This weekend, a unique collection of festivals happening together in New Orleans show the importance of such timing, each for its own reason.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:46 pm
Wed June 9, 2010

The Status of Oysters

Host, chef, and food expert Poppy Tooker talks oysters to a New Orleans chef, an oysterman and a marine biologist about what the future holds for these fine delicacies.

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Where Y'Eat
12:05 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Oyster Festival Gets Cracking

A new festival is out to prove that New Orleans is America's oyster capital.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –

It's been anything but smooth sailing for the Louisiana oyster industry recently. Destructive hurricanes in 2005 and 2008 wrecked boats and docks and buried oyster beds under storm-driven mud. The federal government has threatened to limit seasonal sales of its fresh product through pending regulation. And now, of course, a wave of oil unleashed by BP's engineering disaster in the Gulf has brought new peril for the oyster harvest and those who earn their living by it.

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Where Y'Eat
12:25 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

The Many Faces of a Wine Festival

The always-festive Krewe of Cork takes to the streets during the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –

Thanks to the way they proliferate across the New Orleans calendar, most folks seem to have a pretty good lock on what a local festival looks like. Most are outdoors and have music, food and drinks. There will probably be T-shirts for sale, possibly even an official poster. This is the fundamental template for everything from Jazz Fest to small neighborhood festivals.

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Where Y'Eat
2:03 am
Thu May 13, 2010

Of Majesty and Bounty on an Imperiled Coast

Fishing for amberjack, a popular restaurant fish, off Louisiana's Gulf coast.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. – My friend Mike Kerrigan read my thoughts clearly during my first trip to Venice, La., last summer. We were on our way to an offshore fishing charter and he drove while I gazed through his truck's windshield at the stark, industrial picture Venice presents to visitors arriving by land.

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